Michael Peter Georgeff is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who has made contributions in the areas of Intelligent Software Agents and eHealth.

Overview

Georgeff has a B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from Melbourne University, Australia, a B.E. in Aeronautical Engineering from Sydney University, and a Ph.D. from Imperial College London. Georgeff is a former program director in the Artificial Intelligence Center at SRI International, Menlo Park, California, and former director of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute Ltd., at the University of Melbourne. Georgeff is currently Director at the e-Health Research Unit of the Monash Institute of Health Services Research.

Intelligent Software Agents

While at SRI International, Georgeff was involved in the development of the Procedural Reasoning System and its application to monitor the Reaction Control System of the NASA Space Shuttle Discovery in 1997. Georgeff’s work on PRS popularized the field of Intelligent agents and defined the Belief-Desire-Intention software model for programming intelligent agents. In 1988, Georgeff was invited back to Australia to start the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute which continued work developing and commercializing intelligent agent technology. While at the AAII, Georgeff started Agentis International to explore the commercialization of Intelligent agent technology.

Contributions

Georgeff was instrumental in at least the following contributions to the field of Intelligent Software Agents:

* Procedural Reasoning System: An intelligent agent architecture and framework and seminal example of the BDI software model.
* Belief-Desire-Intention software model: An intentional software framework for programming intelligent agents based on the BDI cognitive model.

eHealth

In the early 2000s, Georgeff joined Monash University as director of the e-Health Research Unit of the Monash Institute of Health Services Research, to investigate the application of advanced ICT to health and medicine. Georgeff founded and is CEO of Precedence Health Care, a company dedicated to investigating the commercialization of eHealth technology.

References

* Making space for big ideas, The Age, November 18, 2004
* Michael Peter Georgeff, Anand S. Rao, “A profile of the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute,” IEEE Intelligent Systems, vol. 11, no. 6, pp. 89-92, Dec. 1996
* G’DAY WORLD #258 – Professor Michael Georgeff on e-Health Podcast interview with Michael Georgeff, June 29 2007
* A Match Made in Space Spinoff 2006,